Author: andrewodom

Tiny Blue Devil Continues To Grow

Building a tiny house is one of those odd projects that seems to move slowly yet moves incredibly quick. While the visual results may not seem great, the amount of work is often mind-numbing. Since the start of January and the initial deck installation, the tiny house has undergone considerable change. The casual passerby sees walls, window cutouts, a roof frame, and more! The builder sees more than one inspection passed, anchor bolts in place and fastened tight, hundreds of cuts both by hand and power saw, galvanized screws sunk into place and holding the house together, an electrical...

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Tiny Blue Devil Officially Gets Underway

Many of you may remember me talking about my mentor role with South Lenoir High School in an effort to build a tiny house on wheels with their construction trades program. Called the Tiny Blue Devil we are building a 20′ Elm (plans courtesy of Tumbleweed Tiny House Company) on a custom fabricated trailer built locally by HH Farm Supply / Triple C Trailers. Once completed the tiny house on wheels will feature lap siding donated by LP SmartSide, roofing courtesy of ONDUVILLA, a mini-split unit generously donated by ClimateRight, and more! Since we picked up the trailer just...

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Tiny Houses and Small Homes Can Free You From A Mortgage

When we were thinking of transitioning to Tiny r(E)volution v.3.0 we were perhaps most concerned about having to enter back into the mortgage pool. We knew we didn’t have as much as we would like for a down payment. We knew our monthly budget was one we were happy with and wanted to work within the parameters of. But what we also knew is that we were more interested in a small home than anything else. We thought 800 sq. ft. would be ideal. We would quickly add a front porch and a small back deck and have an...

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The Santa Claus Haus Is Parade Ready

Who builds an 84 sq.ft. house? Not many. But this build was special. Designed as a marketing method for the modern tiny house movement as well as a way to promote the 2017 TinyHouseNC Street Festival, the Santa Claus Haus has already become a holiday staple in the Lenoir Co. and Duplin Co. area. Seen in holiday parades, Santa photos, and even a church musical, the Santa Claus Haus is 84 sq.ft. of visionary goodness. Watch and see for...

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Santa Claus Haus: parade prep

We left off last time with frankenframing and all that came with it. Once the tiny house on wheels was framed or franken-framed, there wasn’t much left to do. Granted the tiny house is not livable, it also was not intended to be. In fact, I really only set out to build a shell until February or so of 2017. But why? Why take the time and make the effort to build something if it couldn’t be lived in? First of all, an empty tiny house shell is cheaper to build and lighter to tow. Secondly, it allows you...

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